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Exploring Factors in the Systematic Use of Outcome Measures: A Multi-Disciplinary Rehabilitation Team Perspective  [PDF]
Diana Zidarov, Lise Poissant
Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (OJTR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2014.22013
Abstract: Purpose: The implementation of routine outcome measurement was initiated as a quality improvement initiative in a unit delivering intensive functional rehabilitation for people with lower limb amputation. Two years post-implementation, completion rates remained low which raised the need to gain an indepth understanding of the factors that might impact the systematic use of Outcome Measures (OMs). Method: A qualitative exploratory study embedded in the ongoing quality improvement initiative was designed. Data were gathered through a focus group with members of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. A deductive content analysis was performed using Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) as a guide to explore factors that impact routine outcome measurement. Results: Respondents perceived OMs as valid and offering clear advantages in clinical practice. At the organizational level, lack of fit with clinical practice, loss of project leaders and lack of clear management directives had negative repercussions on the use of OMs. Conclusion: Our results suggest that a dedicated project leader throughout the implementation process and effective communication may contribute to bypassing barriers associated to practice changes leading to a more systematic use of OMs among clinicians.
Genetic linkage map of a wild genome: genomic structure, recombination and sexual dimorphism in bighorn sheep
Jocelyn Poissant, John T Hogg, Corey S Davis, Joshua M Miller, Jillian F Maddox, David W Coltman
BMC Genomics , 2010, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-524
Abstract: Bighorn sheep population-specific maps differed slightly in contiguity but were otherwise very similar in terms of genomic structure and recombination rates. The joint analysis of the two pedigrees resulted in a highly contiguous map composed of 247 microsatellite markers distributed along all 26 autosomes and the X chromosome. The map is estimated to cover about 84% of the bighorn sheep genome and contains 240 unique positions spanning a sex-averaged distance of 3051 cM with an average inter-marker distance of 14.3 cM. Marker synteny, order, sex-averaged interval lengths and sex-averaged total map lengths were all very similar between sheep species. However, in contrast to domestic sheep, but consistent with the usual pattern for a placental mammal, recombination rates in bighorn sheep were significantly greater in females than in males (~12% difference), resulting in an autosomal female map of 3166 cM and an autosomal male map of 2831 cM. Despite differing genome-wide patterns of heterochiasmy between the sheep species, sexual dimorphism in recombination rates was correlated between orthologous intervals.We have developed a first-generation bighorn sheep linkage map that will facilitate future studies of the genetic architecture of trait variation in this species. While domestication has been hypothesized to be responsible for the elevated mean recombination rate observed in domestic sheep, our results suggest that it is a characteristic of Ovis species. However, domestication may have played a role in altering patterns of heterochiasmy. Finally, we found that interval-specific patterns of sexual dimorphism were preserved among closely related Ovis species, possibly due to the conserved position of these intervals relative to the centromeres and telomeres. This study exemplifies how transferring genomic resources from domesticated species to close wild relative can benefit evolutionary ecologists while providing insights into the evolution of genomic structure and
Choosing an Ideal Graduate Education: The Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Experience  [PDF]
Jocelyn B. Cruz
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.69018
Abstract: With the use of descriptive research, the researcher investigated the reasons of 152 freshman graduate school students in choosing NEUST for their graduate education. The respondents agreed that enrolling in NEUST Graduate Programs will make them good critical thinkers, collaborators, proficient speakers, responsible and productive citizens. Likewise, they have chosen the university because of its quality education, highly qualified teachers, affordable fees and high accreditation status. Efficiency of the services of the different offices was experienced by the respondents. However, they want to improve on the classroom condition, students’ lounge, graduate school library schedule and library holdings. Likewise, they wished for accessible clean restroom per level of graduate school building.
Jocelyn Jofré
Magallania , 2006,
In the Media
Jocelyn Srigley
University of Toronto Medical Journal , 2004, DOI: 10.5015/utmj.v81i2.710
Medical Students and peer support: a discussion based on findings from a BMSc research project
Jocelyn Dick
Scottish Universities Medical Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Little evidence of support schemes available to students following examination failure exists. Peer assisted learning initiatives in medical education have been shown to increase students’ engagement with learning and optimise academic achievement. The role of peers in supporting medical students has not been formally explored at the University of Dundee, where this study was conducted.
Appreciating the Art and Science of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Year in Review
Jocelyn Graf
Archives of Plastic Surgery , 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2013.40.1.1
Deakin University: Going online at a Dual Mode University
Jocelyn Calvert
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2001,
Abstract: Deakin is a dual mode university with more than half of its students doing at least part of their study at a distance and with an entrepreneurial arm that provides distance education services for even larger numbers. Online provision has been developing over a decade, enriching traditional distance education in programs with mixtures of on- and off-campus students. It has been supported by central services and corporate applications, leading to reasonable consistency in the thrust. A current aim is to ensure that it is sustainable at a high level of quality.
A comparison of preferred learning styles, approaches and methods between information science and computing science undergraduates
Jocelyn Wishart
ITALICS , 2005,
Abstract: In recent years the two disciplines of Information and Library Studies and Computer Science have drawn closer together to the extent that now there are several universities where they are combined in a single school of Information and Computing Science or Informatics. Currently, a single Higher Education Academy Subject Centre serves the two disciplines. However, there are marked differences between the disciplines observable immediately in the gender balance of their respective undergraduate cohorts which Computer Science tending to attract males and Information Science, females. This project set out to investigate other less obvious differences by means of an online survey of first year undergraduates’ preferred learning styles, approaches to study and learning environments.134 first year undergraduates’ from 6 UK universities took part in the online survey and results show that, whilst there was a clear gender imbalance between Computer Science with its almost entirely male population and information Sciences with its mostly female, differences in learning styles and approaches were less clear. There was a wide variety of individual learning styles and approaches in the same population and it would not be safe to conclude that any one approach would meet the needs of an entire cohort of Information or Computer Scientists as, whenever an overall tendency appeared, there was always a small but significant group who had an opposite preference. Differences in preferred learning methods were clearer. More than twice as many Information Scientists than Computer Scientists preferred talking and discussing as a method of learning whereas Computer Scientists were significantly more likely than Information Scientists (p<.05) to prefer solving problems. Neither group enjoyed reading from journals or lectures. Two key teaching points for lecturers to note arose in the study; the use of advance organisers in teaching both on and offline and the need to prepare students for and support them in the use of journals.
Orbits of Hyades Multiple-Lined Spectroscopic Binaries. Paper 2: The Double-Lined System HD 27149
Jocelyn Tomkin
Physics , 2002,
Abstract: A new determination of the orbit of the Hyades double-lined spectroscopic binary HD 27149 is presented. The well-defined orbit provides the spectroscopic basis for an extremely accurate orbital parallax for the system -- in particular, the size of the relative orbit ($a\sin i = (a_1 + a_2)\sin i = (67.075 \pm 0.045) \times 10^6$ km) is accurate to $\pm 0.07$ %. The minimum masses for the primary and secondary -- $m_1\sin ^3i = 1.096 \pm 0.002 M_\odot$ and $m_2\sin ^3i = 1.010 \pm 0.002 M_\odot$ -- are unexpectedly large for the spectral types thus suggesting the possibility of eclipses. Although the probability of eclipses is not large, the system being composed of G3V and G6V stars in a 75-day orbit, the possibility is of great interest. A rediscussion of a search for eclipses made by J{\o}rgensen & Olsen$^1$ in 1972 shows that central eclipses can be excluded, but that shorter duration off-centre eclipses cannot be ruled out. Ephemerides for possible primary and secondary eclipses are given.
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